Virginia's on King

4.3
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$30 and under
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Southern
This sophisticated Southern dining spot blends the comforts of a traditional Southern kitchen with familiar regional dishes prepared with the utmost care for quality and flavor. The menu incorporates local fresh ingredients and old family recipes to bring you Southern cooking, Lowcountry style.
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4.3
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4.3
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Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sandwich was good but fries too salty!

TJ
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS on our agenda for breakfast/lunch when we come to Charleston. GREAT food and service!!!

b
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Overall it was pretty good. Some hits like the fried green tomatoes. One friend ordered the bacon and cheese omelet, it was slightly overcooked. Also the poached eggs were overdone on the crab cake benedict. We ordered bloody Mary's then later found out they can't serve liquor so they used some kind of wine. That felt a little weird to find out after ordering.

EC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We were so excited to eat here due to reviews. However, the collards were too sweet and the squash casserole had way more sauce than squash. She crab soup was good. Chicken had an odd too sweet/salty crust and was just shy of burned.

EM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for my birthday and our server Octavia was so sweet. She made our meal very special and we even had a nice birthday dessert. Would highly recommend and really great service. Thank you octavia!

Virginia's on King
Responded on December 6, 2019

Elizabeth, thank you for the kind words about Octavia. I will make sure she sees this. We are thrilled you enjoyed your celebration and look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, Holy City Hospitality

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TR
Charleston
48 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My Husband and I were spending the night in Charleston. Went to breakfast at Virginia on King. I loved the brick interior. Our server was attentive and very friendly. I ordered an over easy egg and it came totally fried and overdone. The server was apologetic and brought me out another egg which was better. My husband ordered the Bowl Scrabble. His eggs (scramble) were overcooked. He left more than half his breakfast. Not sure if the cook knows how to cook eggs! Very disappointed in our meals.

Virginia's on King
Responded on December 6, 2019

Trish, I am so sorry your eggs weren't cooked correctly! We truly apologize and would love another chance to give you the lowcountry breakfast you deserve. Thank you for taking the time to share with us. We appreciate you. Happy Holidays.

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D
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped for lunch a chilly, blustery Monday. The pot pie sounded wonderful, so my date and I both ordered that. The pies arrived in the 18 minutes they allotted (noted on the menu for this item) and they were gigantic! Each of us literally received an entire pie, which could have been shared with 3 other people. The pies were divine, perfect for a chilly day, and we had lots to take home with us too. Every single person working there was friendly and accommodating. We will definitely be back!

Virginia's on King
Responded on December 6, 2019

We are thrilled you enjoyed your pot pies and cannot wait to have you back in. Thank you for taking the time to share. We appreciate you. Happy Holidays, Holy City Hospitality

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SS
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Virginia's has very good reviews and a very positive reputation. December 1 was our first visit and it started well. However, the sides for our orders in one case came late, and for the other two in our party, not until reminders (plural) quite a bit after our course was delivered. It was obvious that the waitress realized that our service had been flubbed. No reason to return when there are a wealth of options in the city.

Virginia's on King
Responded on December 6, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your most recent dining experience. We apologize that your visit was less than exceptional. I have shared your review with our management team. Please don't hesitate to reach out directly at info@virginiasonking. to talk with us in more detail.

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TV
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an excellent restaurant! Very authentic, food is very tasty, shrimp and grits and fried cat-fish are beyond excellent, as well as she-crab soup. Restaurant was busy, but servers provided an excellent service with a smile. Pecan pie was a culmination of an excellent dinner. Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Charleston.

KH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good comfort food at reasonable prices - some unique options like the boiled peanuts - room for a group with reservations

Virginia's on King
Responded on December 6, 2019

Kevin, thanks for the kind review and recommendation. We appreciate you taking the time to explore the menu. Hope to host you again in the future. - Holy City Hospitality

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OT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Tasty food, tables were a little run down

Virginia's on King
Responded on December 6, 2019

Thank you for your five star review. We appreciate you taking the time and hope to host you again in the future. Happy Holidays, Holy City Hospitality

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent good, especially the She Crab soup and cornbread and chicken pot pie. Service was very efficient and friendly. Visit was with family and it was very pleasant. I would recommend this restaurant for any family visit.

Virginia's on King
Responded on December 6, 2019

So glad you had a great experience with us! We appreciate you taking the time to share. Hope to host you again in the future. - Holy City Hospitality

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RB
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for the Tuesday fried chicken dinner I believe for $13 it was absolutely fantastic and great value

Virginia's on King
Responded on December 6, 2019

Ryan, were thrilled you loved the fried chicken and hope you come back for another taste. Thanks so much for taking the time to share. We appreciate you. - Holy City Hospitality

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BD
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was great, and we really enjoyed people watching out the windows on King Street. The fried chicken was delicious, but just be aware that the chicken pot pie is actually an entire pie and not a section of the pie. It was huge but it was fantastic!!!!!!

Virginia's on King
Responded on December 6, 2019

Betsy, Thanks for sharing your experience with us! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your fried chicken and chicken pot pie. Hope you will visit us again soon. Happy Holidays, Holy City Hospitality

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CP
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Nice restaurant. Good-but-not-extensive wine list; good selection of local beers. Great bar service (that's you, Jacob) - Jacob asked about my likes and suggested a local beer that was spot-on. Food was delicious and attractively presented. Our server was largely invisible, which dragged the meal out (other staff were more involved in serving us when they noticed dishes weren't being cleared). Overall, it was a pleasant meal; it could have been a top notch experience.

Virginia's on King
Responded on December 6, 2019

Charles, We are glad to hear you had a good overall experience with us. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to inform us of your entire experience, management has been filled in! We hope to host you again in the future, even if its just with Jacob at the bar. Thanks again and happy holidays, Holy City Hospitality

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n
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was our last meal in Charleston. We were looking for truly southern brunch items and this totally hit the spot!

Virginia's on King
Responded on November 18, 2019

We are so glad you found the authentic southern cuisine you were searching for and that we were it! Thank you for taking to time to share your experience. We look forward to hosting you again in the future! - Holy City Hospitality

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OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was great and the food was even better! I will be back again.

Virginia's on King
Responded on November 18, 2019

We are thrilled you had a great experience with us and that the food was awesome too! We cannot wait to host you again soon. Thank you for taking the time to share about your recent visit. - Holy City Hospitality

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

It was just less than expected. The cream corn was some crazy combination that was never described in the menu. The country fried steak was very over cooked. The meatloaf was not bad but not good. Overall the food was just bland.

Virginia's on King
Responded on November 18, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to rate us. We are sorry for your less than exceptional experience and also appreciate your taking the time to send us a note. We have tased on all feedback and do hope for another chance to host you in the future. You can also always reach us directly at info@virginiasonking. - Holy City Hospitality

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LS
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is located in a great area of Charleston. The food is delicious, Southern style comfort food. They change the menu for the seasons so you will find something different plus their signature fried chicken, shrimp and grits, and fried catfish and grits.

Virginia's on King
Responded on November 18, 2019

Leigh, Thank you so much for your kind review. We appreciate your patronage and sharing about our seasonal menu changes. We look forward to serving you again soon. - Holy City Hospitality

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Very underwhelming. Skip this place. Way better choices in service and quality.

Virginia's on King
Responded on November 18, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your most recent dining experience. We apologize that your visit was less than exceptional. I have shared your review with our management team. Please don't hesitate to reach out directly at info@virginiasonking. to talk with us in more detail. Kind regards, Holy City Hospitality

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c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Biscuits and gravy were good. The She crab soup was terrible. Thick, flour filled, we were unable to eat it. The waitress was slow, and unresponsive - seemed not to care that food was bad.

Virginia's on King
Responded on November 18, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your most recent dining experience. We apologize that your visit was less than exceptional. I have shared your review with our management team. Please don't hesitate to reach out directly at info@virginiasonking. to talk with us in more detail. Kind regards, Holy City Hospitality

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Wasn’t super impressed considering how much I hear about Virginia’s. We sat upstairs and while our server was very nice , service was lacking. The food was mediocre at best and dried out like it had been reheated. My daughters pancake was hard and dry and my eggs were completely flavorless and very dry. Grits were lumpy and had no flavor. We would have told our server this but after she brought our food and we asked for coffee refills, which we didn’t get, we didn’t see her until we went looking for her to pay the check. Probably won’t return or recommend to others in the future.

Virginia's on King
Responded on November 18, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your most recent dining experience. We apologize that your visit was less than exceptional. I have shared your review with our management team. Please don't hesitate to reach out directly at info@virginiasonking to talk with us in more detail. Kind regards, Holy City Hospitality

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J
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great. I had the farmers omelette and home fries - excellent.
Service was not very good, pretty slow, especially on the coffee.

Virginia's on King
Responded on November 18, 2019

Johnny, happy to hear that your food was excellent. We will pass pass on word about your less than exceptional service. We're sorry to hear about that. We hope you'll give us a chance to host you again in the future for the true Virginia's on King experience. - Holy City Hospitality

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GP
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good meal and service

Virginia's on King
Responded on November 18, 2019

Hey Gilles, Thank so much for taking the time to share your experience. We appreciate it greatly. Hope to host you again soon. - Holy City Hospitality

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WB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

dose not offer lunch at lunch they do a brunch till3pm

Virginia's on King
Responded on November 18, 2019

William, we are sorry that our menu offerings weren't what you were in the mood for. We know how that can be a downer when you have your mind set on something. Hopefully you will come back and join us for an excellent breakfast sometime in the future. We'd love the chance to host you again. - Holy City Hospitality

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ME
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our server was doing a lot of side jobs and was not as attentive as would have liked. She was very pleasant but not present.

Virginia's on King
Responded on November 18, 2019

Melissa, We are pleased you had an overall good experience with us and appreciate your taking the time to share about your visit. Your feedback has been reviewed with management. We hope you will come dine with us again soon. - Holy City Hospitality

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A
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Waitress was great. Cute little spot in the heart of Charleston!

Virginia's on King
Responded on November 18, 2019

We are thrilled you had good service and enjoyed your time with us recently. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We hope to host you again in the future. - Holy City Hospitality

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LA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good southern food. Large portions. Fried chicken came with three pieces. Mac and cheese and mashed potato sides were a hit. Shrimp and grits were good. They had onions and peppers in them that detracted from it. Fried green tomatoes were yummy but they need spicy sauce instead of ranch. Only beer and wine here.

Virginia's on King
Responded on November 18, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable dining experience with us recently at Virginia’s on King and we hope you will join us again soon. Best, Holy City Hospitality

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LR
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! I will most definitely return. I’m happy I made the right choice for my birthday dinner

Virginia's on King
Responded on November 18, 2019

Laketa, Thank you for picking us to dine with on your birthday. We are thrilled that you feel it was the right choice. We look forward to hosting you again in the future and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! - Holy City Hospitality

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K
Frankfurt Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, tomato bisque soup, I think it’s new (fall ‘19). The service was great. I often use this place for business lunches and they’ve been patient when my acquaintances are running late. Overall great food and service.

Virginia's on King
Responded on November 8, 2019

Keith thanks for continuing to come to us for your business lunches. We are glad you feel the southern hospitality at Virginia's. We look forward to hosting you soon. - Holy City Hospitality

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AG
New England
16 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed everything about Virginia's on King! Our waiter was helpful, attentive and friendly, really nice. It was fried chicken night so I indulged and enjoyed every bite! The chicken was tender, moist, seasoned perfectly and was not greasy. Hubby thoroughly enjoyed the home style meatloaf, potatoes and gravy. The banana pudding was a delicious finale. The atmosphere was warm and inviting, and low noise for easy conversation. We would definitely recommend!

Virginia's on King
Responded on November 18, 2019

Wow, thanks so much for the awesome review. We really appreciate that you took the time to share your positive experience with us and we will share with our staff. We hope you will dine with us again in the future. - Holy City Hospitality

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DS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to restaurant for breakfast and brunch when friends are in town.

Virginia's on King
Responded on November 8, 2019

Donny, we love that we are your go to for breakfast and brunch when visiting Charleston. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to serving you many more southern meals. - Holy City Hospitality

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f
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Although we had a reservation, people who did not were sat as we waited the 10 minutes for the host to acknowledge us. Then of course they were full, and there was no table for us. Ate at the bar, food was not edible. Sad really.

Virginia's on King
Responded on November 8, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your most recent dining experience. We apologize that your visit was less than exceptional. I have shared your review with our management team. Please don't hesitate to reach out directly at info@virginiasonking to talk with us in more detail. - Holy City Hospitality

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FL
Orlando
157 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing fried chicken! Excellent service too!

Virginia's on King
Responded on November 8, 2019

We are so happy you loved the fried chicken and got the southern hospitality from our servers that you deserve. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. We hope to host you again soon. - Holy City Hospitality

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f
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met a cousin and friends for lunch. All were very happy with their meals. I had a delicious bowl of she-crab soup and the best, thickest crab cake sandwich I’ve ever eaten. We will be back.

Virginia's on King
Responded on November 8, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable dining experience with us recently at Virginia’s on King and we hope you will join us again soon. - Holy City Hospitality

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Q
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

We have eaten here many times over the years and the food was always good. Not great but good southern cuisine without all the frills and mashups that permeate the Charleston food scene. This visit however was disappointing. Although the service was good, the food was terrible. Crab cakes which are normally firm and meaty were mushy and bread filled. The shrimp and grits, a go to meal for me in any restaurant that serves them, was subpar at best. The grits were lumpy and the sausage overcooked and hard. The final insult was the shrimp, only four rather small shrimp and grossly overcooked. The bread served with the meals was doughy and sweet, not a pleasant combination. The one saving grace for the meal were the soups, the tomato bisque was perfect and the She crab soup was delightful. We used to be able to count on this restaurant for a reliable taste of Charleston cuisine. Not anymore.

Virginia's on King
Responded on November 8, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your most recent dining experience. We apologize that your visit was less than exceptional and appreciate your patronage over the years. I have shared your review with our management team. Please don't hesitate to reach out directly at info@virginiasonking to talk with us in more detail. - Holy City Hospitality

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TT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Service was awesome. Everyone was very friendly. The food was not so friendly. "Lackluster" doesn't even describe the food. My wife and I have lived in Charleston for 10 years and finally made it to Virginia's, for the first and last time, last night. We had a 5:30pm reservation so the dining room was not busy, whatsoever. I've been told by out-of-town friends to have the fried chicken, so I did, along with mashed potatoes and baked Mac-n-cheese. The 3-pieces of chicken were so hot and oily when I got them, not to mention, the breast was fried too long. The skin tasted burnt, so I didn't eat it. The mashed potatoes came with gravy on top (which was not stated on the menu) and the baked Mac was uninspired. My mom's Mac is far superior because at least she uses different cheeses and adds salt and pepper. I can say, with nearly 100% certainty, that I will never go here again, on purpose. This place is definitely for tourists wanting any southern food experience.

Virginia's on King
Responded on November 8, 2019

Again, we apologize about this experience and appreciate your voice in sharing your less than favorable time here and on Yelp. When we connect, we hope to have a chance in the future to show you the true Virginia's on King experience you deserved. - Holy City Hospitality

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our pre- theater dinner! Food was tasty and service was good.

Virginia's on King
Responded on December 6, 2019

Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad you had a good experience with us. We hope to host you again soon. Happy Holidays, Holy City Hospitality

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JM
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is fabulous. Fried chicken is some of the best you will ever have. Country fried steak leaves you wanting more. Squash casserole and creamed corn were outstanding. The hint of sherry in the corn adds a special subtle flavor.

Virginia's on King
Responded on November 8, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are pleased that you love the fried chicken and our lowcountry sides as well. We hope you will join us again soon. - Holy City Hospitality

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I have been here many times, but this Sunday the food was not good. Very disappointed.

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